Permission to feel sorry for myself for the next hour…
Every once in a while we all deserve the right to dance the night away at our own pity party. It just so happens, my fiesta is tonight.
I would invite you all to share in my sappy sulking, but I think this dance floor is only big enough for one of us and I didn’t bring my dancing shoes for nothing.
Although I typically pride myself on positive self-affirmation, tonight I am going to allow myself to just feel whatever it is I need to feel in order to move beyond this evening in one piece. And if that means putting on my favorite party dress and accessorizing it with the latest trends of self-pity and mascara stained pillow cases then count me in!
My VIP guest list will consist of your favorite love to hate emotions misery, discourage and loneliness and if anyone knows how to throw a pity party it is these guys. They are the first to show up and always the last to leave and lucky for me they travel in packs.
They are heavy drinkers when it comes to taking shots to the ego and can down any forty from my wallet in a heartbeat. By the end of the night they will leave you empty handed in a puddle of your own word vomit while country’s music’s latest depressing top 20 is on repeat in the background.
Together we can throw one hell of a party and maybe if you’re lucky, next time I’ll at least save you a dance
What are you willing to give up to get where you want to go? How long will you fight for a dream if there is no evidence of it ever coming true?
To get to where we want or become that person we know we can truly be, it takes a lot more then being talented or passionate…it takes sacrifice. You can usually determine how bad you want something by how much you are willing to give up in order to get it. We sacrifice our time, beauty rest, money, personal needs and overall self-satisfaction, but what if that is still not enough?
What if we have to sacrifice living our comfortable and moderately satisfying lives in order to become more then what we are right now?
Too often people fall victim to their current circumstances and throw away their drive and ambition to the expectations of others. They lose themselves in the familiarity of relationships, friendships and even jobs, because it is much easier to stay comfortable in a situation then allow ourselves to venture out of our all too familiar comfort zone.
Take a look around at the circle of people in your life right now and I guarantee the majority of them stopped fighting (or never even began) for what they really wanted for themselves.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark places where it leads
So what are you willing to give up and how far are you willing to go to get to where you truly want?
Because in the end, it is all up to you how far you will go...